Cosmin Costean, Product Manager in Limassol, Cyprus
Cosmin Costean

Product Manager in Limassol, Cyprus

Member since January 1, 2020
An innovative and performance-driven entrepreneur with a passion for tech and business, Cosmin has 15+ years of experience in various roles such as project manager, product manager, business analyst, head of product, and executive director. He has a proven track record of leading products from conceptualization to commercial success. Cosmin's won multiple awards for technological innovation and holds certifications in AI product management, UX research, design thinking, and disruptive strategy.
Cosmin is now available for hire

Project Highlights

  • Created an enterprise performance management platform from the ground up based on the balanced scorecard framework.
  • Succesfully lead from ideation to go-to-market mycert.com, whose mission was to reduce certificate fraud and automate certificate issuing and identity management in maritime industry.
  • Collaborated with my team in creating a set of ML tools for the hospitality industry, which brought more than EUR 10 million in annualized return.

Expertise

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Employment

  • Head of Product

    2021 - 2022
    TUI UK
    • Conceptualized and executed a set of tools alongside my team, which brought more than €10 million in yearly revenue.
    • Managed the team budget of over €2 million annually.
    • Demonstrated expertise in budget management, goal setting, and effectively communicating with the company's board of directors.
    • Created the strategy, objectives, and KPIs for the portfolio products and implemented the processes that sustained the product development.
    • Led a team of 50 engineers, designers, and product managers.
  • Product Manager

    2017 - 2019
    SafeBridge
    • Led the Mycert.com product from the conceptual stage to the market. Won two technological innovation awards for a blockchain-based digital certificate issuing system and robot process automation in identity management.
    • Defined and implemented the product strategy and roadmap.
    • Oversaw budgets and processes and managed board relations.
    • Managed the team budget of over €1 million annually.
  • Founder | Product Manager

    2014 - 2017
    Smart Solutions Factory
    • Grew the company from 3 to 25 people and more than €400,000 in ARR.
    • Led the company from the initial stages until its acquisition in 2017.
    • Acted as a product manager, leading a distributed team of 10 developers and designers.
    • Conducted market research and communicated with customers to identify and formulate their requirements.
    • Managed the overall strategy, objectives, and budget.
  • Executive Director

    2014 - 2017
    Indevra Software
    • Led the company for a €500,000 private investment.
    • Developed the product vision, strategy, and roadmap.
    • Created the team and the business processes from scratch.
    • Spearheaded one of the most successful social media initiatives in Romania.
  • Founder | Consultant

    2010 - 2017
    Management Solutions Factory
    • Served as either a project manager or business analyst in over 50 implementations of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, SAP Business One, Tableau BI, Microsoft Power BI, and QlikView.
    • Involved in business process modeling and optimization for retail, eCommerce, payments, and manufacturing customers.
    • Created RFPs and assessed the impact of technology on business processes.
  • Project Manager

    2006 - 2010
    Senior Software
    • Participated in over 20 implementations of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Tableau BI.
    • Involved in business process modeling, optimization, and gap analysis.
    • Trained users on Tableau BI and the sales, marketing, and support modules of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
  • Consultant

    2004 - 2006
    Julsoft Group
    • Participated in over 10 implementations of ERP, CRM, and WMS solutions.
    • Assisted customers in formalizing financial, commercial, and logistic business processes and gathering business requirements.
    • Involved in data gathering, data analysis, and migration.
    • Trained users and set up, tested, and documented the solutions.

Project History

  • Performio EPM
    Created an enterprise performance management platform from the ground up based on the balanced scorecard framework.

    An Enterprise Performance Management application with the mission of helping small and medium business decision processes by formalizing objectives and KPIs, analysing the causal relationship between them, forecast the company's health and monitoring objectives' progress.

  • myCert
    Succesfully lead from ideation to go-to-market mycert.com, whose mission was to reduce certificate fraud and automate certificate issuing and identity management in maritime industry.

    The new product gained two awards for technological innovations and is widely used in the maritime industry for issuing digital certificates. It consists of a B2B app specialized in issuing and managing digital certificates, a B2C mobile application for receiving and authenticating the certificates and an API service for certificate distribution.

  • Komunomo
    Created a Romanian community-based social network from scratch.

    The project was able to obtain a private investment and was built from the ground up in order to ensure high flexibility depending on community needs. It was meant to be used as a private or public network.

  • TUI Lodging Place
    Collaborated with my team in creating a set of ML tools for the hospitality industry, which brought more than EUR 10 million in annualized return.

    TUI lodging place is a combination of AI-driven tools like a revenue management system, dynamic distribution, and marketing optimization to increase hotels' profit and occupancy. The tool resulted in a 12.5% increase in ADR.

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Economics
    2004 - 2008
    The Spiru Haret University - Bucharest, Romania

Certifications

  • AI Product Management Specialization
    JANUARY 2023 - PRESENT
    Duke University
  • User Experience Research and Design Specialization
    JULY 2021 - PRESENT
    University of Michigan via Coursera
  • Strategic Management and Innovation
    NOVEMBER 2020 - PRESENT
    Copenhagen Business School
  • Mastering Design Thinking
    MARCH 2020 - PRESENT
    Sloan School of Management online
  • Disruptive Strategy
    OCTOBER 2019 - PRESENT
    Harvard Business School Online
  • Balance Scorecard
    OCTOBER 2016 - PRESENT
    Strategsys
  • Corporate Strategy
    SEPTEMBER 2016 - PRESENT
    EXEC-EDU
  • Agile Project Manager
    JANUARY 2016 - PRESENT
    APMG
  • ITIL (The Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
    APRIL 2009 - PRESENT
    APMG International
  • ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
    NOVEMBER 2007 - PRESENT
    Quasaro
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Business Solutions Specialist
    OCTOBER 2007 - PRESENT
    Microsoft

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